Contract awarded for Marina Bay rebuild
GIBRALTAR: Marinetek, Finland, has won the competitive tender to rebuild Marina Bay in Ocean Village. The contract was signed at Metstrade, Amsterdam in November last year.
Formerly a separate 252-berth marina, Marina Bay was purchased by Ocean Village owner and chairman, Greg Butcher, in 2006 and has been undergoing a major refurbishment programme. “The living heart of the marina is already built so we want a world class marina facility and superyacht marina that encourages visiting guests to stay – and not just call in for cheap fuel,” explained marina director William Bowman.
GMM to run Nawi Island Marina
FIJI: Gulf Marina Management (GMM) has been awarded the contract to run the new Nawi Island Marina and Shipyard in Savusavu. Bellingham Marine is due to begin construction of the marina this month (January). ...
25 years for Premier
UK: Premier Marinas, the UK’s largest coastal marina owner, celebrated its 25th anniversary last September. Starting out with a portfolio of just Chichester and Port Solent marinas, it subsequently acquired Falmouth, Brighton, Southsea, Gosport, Swanwick and Sovereign Harbour marinas as well as the specialist boatyard Endeavour Quay in Gosport.
Passion, commitment and hard work
A lot can happen in quarter of a century. Marinetek co-founders and directors Ilkka Seppälä and Markku Rantanen reflect upon 25 years and, in tandem with president and CEO Mika Parviainen, look to the future. Carol Fulford listens in. ...
The future of government marina leases and concessions
by Darren Vaux
Marinas provide essential boat storage, vessel maintenance, supplies and amenities that support the boating community and the broader community through employment, economic activity, tourism and the social wellbeing arising from the human interactions associated with boating activity. In many locations, they drive tourism as they continue to transition from ‘boat parks’ to tourism destinations. As a consequence, they require higher levels of management expertise and capital investment. ...
Pioneering solar plant captures reflections from snow and water
The very first large high altitude floating solar park in the Alps has been completed. Poralu Marine took charge of the design, engineering, construction and installation of the entire floating structure upon which the solar panels are positioned. ...